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Topic: Big Ten Bowl Tie-in Change for 2020

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GopherRock

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Big Ten Bowl Tie-in Change for 2020
« on: March 06, 2019, 07:29:50 PM »
https://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/03/05/report-sec-big-ten-to-kick-mountain-west-out-of-las-vegas-bowl-among-other-2020-postseason-changes/

Vegas Bowl moves from the high school stadium out in the desert to the new Raiders stadium across the freeway from the Mandalay Bay. Not sure where this bowl lands in the conference pecking order, but it appears that this is a straight trade of Holiday for Vegas. 

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Re: Big Ten Bowl Tie-in Change for 2020
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2019, 07:53:56 PM »
Cliff notes please. Any word on payouts? I would think Vegas wants to up the ante. I heard they will have B1G and SEC teams.
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Re: Big Ten Bowl Tie-in Change for 2020
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2019, 10:13:58 PM »
https://watchstadium.com/news/college-football-bowl-game-changes-to-begin-in-2020-03-05-2019/

From what I can gather, the shuffling to the order WRT Big Ten teams is as such:

-B1G and SEC will have 3 slots each from 2020 to 2025.
-Whichever conference is in the Vegas, the other goes to the Belk in Charlotte v. ACC.
-P12's third bowl after the Rose and the Alamo.
-ACC gives up the Music City. This will be B1G v. SEC for the whole cycle.
-Outback will still be B1G v. SEC, but in years where the B1G is in the Orange Bowl, an ACC team will replace it. Apparently this arrangement used to be with the Citrus Bowl.

No word on payouts.

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Re: Big Ten Bowl Tie-in Change for 2020
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2019, 10:27:49 PM »
Shame is, that's one of the few expansion bowls that I think actually works.  I'd rather take one of the terrible ones move it there, and just give Vegas a second bowl, this one.

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Re: Big Ten Bowl Tie-in Change for 2020
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2019, 06:25:37 AM »
I like that the Music City is going to be every year.
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Re: Big Ten Bowl Tie-in Change for 2020
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2019, 07:49:03 AM »
Personally, I really like this.  I prefer Vegas as a travel destination over some of our other locations and my understanding is that the new stadium is on what was vacant land West of I-15 and Dean Martin Dr between Hacienda (N) and Russell (S).  If that understanding is correct then this should be easy walking distance from any of the hotels near the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue (that includes Tropicana, MGM, Excalibur, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, Four Seasons, New York New York, etc).  

For those who are not familiar, McCarran (Vegas' airport) is on Tropicana just a mile or so East of Las Vegas Boulevard (aka "The Strip").  More importantly, In-N-Out Burger is just maybe another mile or so East.  

You could basically stay anywhere on the strip and walk to this game and even if you stayed downtown you could get a shuttle or cab up to the strip pretty easily.  

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Re: Big Ten Bowl Tie-in Change for 2020
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2019, 11:43:11 AM »
Vegas will be a popular bowl.   Should be much more affordable than going to Orlando.    

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Re: Big Ten Bowl Tie-in Change for 2020
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2019, 12:49:30 PM »
I'm sure they will jack the hotel prices and airfare, based on which teams get to come...
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Re: Big Ten Bowl Tie-in Change for 2020
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2019, 12:55:23 PM »
I'm sure they will jack the hotel prices and airfare, based on which teams get to come...
Eh, there's always enough stuff going on in Vegas, that I don't think any one event will shift hotels.  Now certain flights, depending on the teams?  I could see that

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Re: Big Ten Bowl Tie-in Change for 2020
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2019, 07:47:16 AM »
I know motels went way up here when they had the SB, but someone told me a million people came to town, which is probably high, but a lot more came than could fit in the stadium.  I don't think it's anywhere near that when two teams play there that are not local, say Auburn playing UNC.  A large city pretty much swallows up that without anything noticeable beyond the hotels perhaps very close to the venue.  I doubt airfare is impacted.

LV is pretty easy to access obviously.  Even though I barely gamble, we like going there.  It's a nice jump off point for scenery and the rental cars are very cheap as compared with LAX.  I used to plan a trip around this time of year to get away from the cold weather, but now the weather here is already very nice.

Orlando is an 8 hour drive for us now and 6 lane freeway most of the way.  The fantasy baseball thing is moving to Sarasota, which I much prefer to Orlando.  I'm looking forward to that next January.  We'll drive.

These lesser bowls obviously struggle with attendance usually, but LV's a good location at least.  I think one of the semis is here in the ATL this season.

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Re: Big Ten Bowl Tie-in Change for 2020
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2019, 08:33:15 AM »
I'm sure they will jack the hotel prices and airfare, based on which teams get to come...
Capitalism, man

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Re: Big Ten Bowl Tie-in Change for 2020
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2019, 08:47:12 AM »
I doubt they'd jack up prices for a bowl game with maybe 30,000 people coming into town in LV.  Drop in bucket.

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Re: Big Ten Bowl Tie-in Change for 2020
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2019, 11:09:52 AM »
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Re: Big Ten Bowl Tie-in Change for 2020
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2019, 12:24:46 PM »
While I'd prefer the Holiday Bowl, having a bowl in Las Vegas is no worry... That's still easily driveable from here, whereas even Santa Clara is pushing to the point where flying [if the fares are low] is easier.

The bigger concern is how close it will be to New Year's Eve... It's one thing to have a Dec 28 hotel price... It's another entirely if it's Dec 30 or 31st. 

 

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